The MSOGB Board will not physically meet on Wednesday, 1/20/2021. Instead, the Board will once again meet telephonically and will render its decisions via e-vote. The MSOGB Supervisor will contact each lawyer regarding the dockets pending before the Board this month. Should you have any questions, please call 601-576-4900.

The January 20, 2021 MSOGB meeting will begin at 9:00am. For those individuals interested in listening to the meeting, the call-in information is provided below

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New The Mississippi State Oil & Gas Board is proposing to revise its Statewide Rule 4, Application to Drill.
 Please click here to review the current version of Rule 4 (Exhibit "A") and the proposed new Rule 4 (Exhibit "B").

The MSOGB is monitoring the situation with the COVID-19 virus. As state agencies receive further information and directives, we will update everyone accordingly.

In the meantime, please limit your visits and the visits of your staff to only essential matters at this time. If you, or anyone living under your roof, or a family member with whom you have had direct contact within the last week has traveled outside of the county, been on a cruise, traveled to the West Coast, or visited highly populated resort destinations (i.e., Disney World, Six Flags, etc.) within the past 14 days, please do not visit the MSOGB office at this time. If you have had a fever within the past 24 hours, have a cough or are experiencing flu-like symptoms, please also avoid the MSOGB office at this time.

Like other state agencies, we want to implement basic safety protocols for our staff members and clients. We will stay in contact with the State leadership and will provide updates as we receive them.

If you need immediate attention or should you have any questions, do not hesitate to call (601-576-4900) or email us.
Thank you.


The MSOGB will return to its regular Board Meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. As we continue to work towards returning to normal operations, we ask that all visitors to the MSOGB continue to adhere to certain safety guidelines and protocols, as follows:

  1. While at the MSOGB, please continue to maintain the appropriate "social distancing" guidelines. This includes social distancing as much as possible within the gallery during the docket call.
  2. To the extent possible, do not congregate in the lobby or hallways prior to and after the Board Meeting.
  3. Access to the MSOGB docket room, Production Department, and Well Files will remain somewhat restricted. Please communicate with staff ahead of time if certain files or records are needed.
  4. All visitors to the MSOGB are required to wear protective masks.

Thank you all for your continued understanding and cooperation as we continue to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.


As of Monday, May 18, 2020, the Mississippi State Oil & Gas Board ("MSOGB") returned to regular office hours (8 AM to 5 PM) and full staffing. Also, effective Monday, May 18, 2020, and for the foreseeable future, we ask that all clients, operators, attorneys and visitors adhere to certain protective measures with respect to operations and procedures within the Oil & Gas Board offices.

Please click here for a complete list of those protective measures, operations and procedures.

If you have any questions, please call Executive Director Jess New at 601-576-4920 or 601-906-9902, UIC Coordinator Dave Snodgrass at 601-955-5390 or Hearings Administrator Dianne Rayfield at 601-576-4917 or 601-608-8858. You can also contact the MSOGB Staff at the following email addresses:;;


Please contact each of your oil and gas transporters, and have them provide the Mississippi Oil and Gas Board (MSOGB) with a completed Form 1 (Organization Report) if they have not already done so. When completing the Form 1, they must be sure to check the boxes for all of their relevant roles within the State of Mississippi. All Form 1s must be renewed annually. In the future, no Form 8s (Authorization to Transport Oil or Gas) will be approved for Operators without a current and approved Form 1 on file for each of the oil and gas transporters shown on that Form 8.
If there are any questions, please call the UIC Coordinator: Dave Snodgrass at 601-576-4930 .

A blank Form 1 may be gotten from the MSOGB web site:

The completed Form 1 must be printed, then notarized and mailed to:
Mississippi Oil and Gas Board
500 Greymont Ave., Suite E
Jackson, MS 39202-3446

The Mississippi State Oil and Gas Board’s data and the Ground Water Protection Council’s (GWPC) Mobile RBDMS Wellfinder app.

The Mississippi State Oil and Gas Board (MSOGB) would like to announce that we are now making our well data available through the GWPC Mobile RBDMS Wellfinder app. RBDMS Wellfinder is a mobile app available for both Android and iPhones that will show well locations and other information using a smart phones location capabilities or touch screen. Then the well locations are shown on a map of the area. As of now, the well information is updated once a month.
A GWPC press release can be seen here. GWPC Press Release.
Anyone who would like to obtain this app, please search for “ RBDMS Wellfinder” on the Play Store for Android phones or the App Store for iPhones.

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